This seasonal home décor project is how to style an autumn themed fireplace mantel with seasonal items.
For me, fall decorating is all about bringing in natural materials and using found objects from in and around your home to create your seasonal decor displays.
This mantel is only 5 1/8″ deep, which makes styling it a bit of a challenge because the decor items all have to work in a linear arrangement. This means that I have to create interest by adjusting the heights of the various items as well as using objects with a variety of shapes and sizes.… Read More
The 2012 Summer Olympics are starting next week in London, England, and I thought it might be fun to source some decor items featuring the Union Jack.
This iconic symbol is a globally recognized design and businesses are aware of it’s popularity and therefore it is showing up on all kinds of consumer goods.
To have your own piece of the Union Jack, you don’t have to fly to the United Kingdom to get it. Here are some of my favourite Union Jack pieces that can be purchased right here in Canada:
A fun modern take of this iconic graphic … Read More
I was happy to hear from a client recently who called to inform me she wanted a fresh update for her master bedroom, along with some other rooms in her house.
I had helped her decorate her main floor 10 years ago, and now, after going through some changes in her life, she wanted to make some changes in her home. This included selecting new paint colours for the guest bedroom, her daughter’s room and the master bedroom. But in addition to finding a new wall colour for the master bedroom, my client wanted to make the room feel cozier. … Read More
I enjoy a rewarding DIY project. Part of what makes a DIY project successful is having the right tools for your particular project on hand and ready for action in your own home toolbox.
I’ve always been a little proud of my toolbox which contains an assortment of tools that I have purchased, but more notably, tools given to me by my dad over the years.
So when my parents came for a visit this spring, it was time to bring out the toolbox because I had a roller shade installation project waiting for my dad to help me with.… Read More